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for those that use child care
how many lables do you have and for what items? clothes,nappies, bags,bottles?? ect
how much did you pay and where did you get them from?
did anyone make there own labels? how :o
and did anyone not label any items?? if so what? and did you loose it because it wasnt labeled?
do you still loose things if there labeled and what happens if something is lost at childcare?
just collecting info for when i might need to use childcare
I worked in childcare, my advice is perminant marker on the size tabs of clothes, intials does the trick, the carers can work it out.
Label all socks with a perminant marker, socks are the worst. Shoes as well, on the under side, just initials.
Also on anything else you send along.
Oh, and one of those plastic name tags on the school bag is great too, but... perminant marker works also :D
Great thing about perminant marker is its almost no effort, very little cost involved, and if they fade, just write over the top.
Just what I think anyway.
but yes... dont forget... label socks
I bought stickers for my son's bottles and food containers online at brightstarkids.
You can pick your own colour and they have some cute designs to go on it. They also have iron-on labels for clothes. I think they are really cute.
They delivered really quickly. I think I got them within 2 days.
I bought stick on and iron on labels from Identity Direct.
You can get vinyl stick ons for bottles, shoe labels, iron on ones for clothes and bag labels.
They do a special pack with mixed things in it.
Also Stuck On You do them also.
Permanent marker, or fabric marker is all that's needed. If you want to go for the labels, get a bigger pack as they're more economical and you'll use them through school, but they aren't a necessity.
My gripe at the moment, actually, is that a lot of school clothes are coming with the size tab in black. Where am I meant to write their name?
and did anyone not label any items?? if so what? and did you loose it because it wasnt labeled?Jumpers and hats were the main culprits, but I generally found not many things went missing at childcare. Or were often quickly located when you pointed out what was missing.
At school, lunchboxes seems to be the most lost item. And the lost property box is full of labelled clothing, but it is the child/parent responsibility to check the lost property box.
Drink bottles seem to disappear, no matter how well they are labelled.
i bought a lable maker from big W for $50 and a thing of iron on lablel refills for arouns $12.
how i see it is i have 2 kids and wanting more, if i buy labels for everything i will be forking out a heck of a lot more money over the years....what ummm, label most things until year 6 (ie:jumpers and blazers) so per kid (if i start them in day care like i did DD1 at 3-4) i have 8-9 years of labeling ahead of me :dizzy:
i can for see this label maker being a god send :laughing:
i dont have to worry about drink bottles or lunch boxes just yet, DD1s preschool provides food, drink bottle and hat....so all i have to worry about right now is clothing and bag.
I got labels from Stuck On You
I got 50 labels for $19.95
I received them in around 2 days.
Then can be either ironed,stuck or sewed.
I stick them to the clothing tag, bag and lunch box.
I fine it best to label as kids tend to have the same clothes, and it just makes it easier for the daycare.
defianntly label socks, shoes, jumpers and hats. they alwasysss get taken off/go missing:yes:
Identikid is where we got our labels from. Ordered them Sunday night, they arrived in Tuesdays mail :D
I used permanent marker on clothes, they normally write her name on her dummy.
But I only labelled them at the beginning. I haven't done it for ages.
DD has been in childcare for 6 months and I haven't lost anything yet :yelclap::fingerscrossed:
She is only in 2 days a week though. If she dirties clothes, they wash them for me and put them back in her bag.
:confused: Never labelled anything, never lost anything. (touch wood).
I think school is probably a bigger issue for losing things than daycare/preschool perhaps. School hats go missing regardless of how many labels they hve on them, and school jumpers are inclined to walk as well.
I remember in primary school, my big girl lost her brand new school jumper, with her name in it. I had to buy her another one, and was cranky about it. Along about September, her original jumper came back to us, well-washed and well-worn, but still with her name in it (which is how it was returned to us in the first place). I am still angry at the mother who allowed her child to steal a jumper that didn't belong to her (or him) and washed it and allowed it to be worn without making any attempt to return it to the owner (my child). Still cranky, and the big girl is now 22 years old!
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